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City Explorers – Press Release

Expanding Boundaries International to Host Virtual  World Tours, Beginning May 8  A creative solution to a canceled City Explorer program field trip, registration is open now. Baltimore, Maryland — Expanding Boundaries International’ City Explorers program scheduled their 2021 ‘Around The World’ virtual tours for Saturdays at 1:00 p.m. EST beginning on May 8 and continuing up until June 12. Participants will interactively explore Germany, Botswana, Japan, South Africa, Russia, and Sri Lanka, giving them the remarkable opportunity to learn more about these countries and their cultures despite current [...]

City Explorers – Press Release2021-04-07T04:38:24+00:00

Botswana

Botswana A landlocked country in the center of Southern Africa, Botswana is bordered by Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa. Although most of the country is covered by deep Kalahari sand, there are rocky hills to the south-east and enjoy a good amount of rain unlike other desert-like countries. Botswana has an area size of 224,607 square miles (581,730 square kilometers)with a population of 2,249,104 million people. The country is famous for its wildlife, areas like the Chobe National Park, Moremi National Park in the Okavango Delta and the Central Kalahari Game [...]

Botswana2021-03-23T03:27:36+00:00

South Africa

South Africa The republic of South Africa is the southernmost country on the African continent and shares borders with Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe in the North, and Mozambique in the East. The country encloses two landlocked African countries which are eSwatini (formerly called Swaziland) and Lesotho. The southernmost point in South Africa is, Cape Agulhas which is roughly 120km (75miles) east of Cape Town. The capital city Pretoria has 3 million inhabitants. In the mountain ranges of the Drakensberg region, especially in the Lesotho mountains, surprisingly there is snow in winter and [...]

South Africa2021-03-23T03:18:22+00:00

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Sri Lanka also known as the Pearl of the Indian Ocean is an island located in Southern Asia, south of India with a population of 22.9 million inhabitants. A land bridge between the island and India existed until the 15th century when a cyclone broke the land bridge apart. The island is mostly flat with some mountains in the central-southern parts and surrounded by the Indian Ocean. The largest city of Sri Lanka is Colombo with about 600,000 inhabitants. The Island does not have any natural lakes, but there are [...]

Sri Lanka2021-03-19T03:32:43+00:00

Russia

Russia Russia, the largest country in the world, occupies one-tenth of all the land on Earth. There are about 120 ethnic groups in Russia who speak more than a hundred languages. Roughly 80 percent of Russians trace their ancestry to the Slavs. The Nation is a federation of 86 republics, provinces, territories and districts, all controlled by the government in Moscow. The head of state is a president elected by the people. The economy is based on a vast supply of natural resources, including oil, coal, iron ore, gold and aluminum. Almost [...]

Russia2021-03-19T03:24:28+00:00

Japan

Japan Japan is an archipelago, or string of islands, on the eastern edge of Asia with Tokyo as its capital. There are four main islands: Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, and Kyushu. It consists of a great string of islands in a northeast-southwest arc that stretches for approximately 1,500 miles (2,400 km) through the western North Pacific Ocean. The Japanese landscape is rugged, with more than four-fifths of the land surface consisting of mountains. There are many active and dormant volcanoes, including Mount Fuji (Fuji-san), which, at an elevation of 12,388 feet (3,776 meters), [...]

Japan2021-03-16T02:32:58+00:00

Germany

Germany When you think about Germany, what comes to mind? Are your associations connected to the country's traditions, beautiful destinations, or some other things Germans are known for? Germany has a long and rich history, a vibrant and dynamic lifestyle mixing the modern and the classics, the urban and the rural which will immerse and make you love every second spent here.  They have cities that predate Rome and the largest cuckoo clock ever created is found in Germany. Who knew there were so many incredible records just waiting to be discovered [...]

Germany2021-04-06T04:17:31+00:00

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) for Young Professionals

The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) is a fellowship funded by the German Bundestag and U.S. Department of State, that annually provides 75 American and 75 German young professionals, between the ages of 18½–24, the opportunity to spend one year in each other’s countries, studying, interning, and living with hosts on a cultural immersion program. The program consists of three phases: Two months of intensive German language training One semester of classes in one’s academic or career field at a university, technical [...]

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) for Young Professionals2021-02-24T20:01:17+00:00

Bahrain

Bahrain A chain of 40 natural islands plus 50 artificial ones make up the Kingdom of Bahrain. A chain of islands like this is known as an Archipelago. The archipelago known as Bahrain is off the southwestern coast of the Persian Gulf and is connected to Saudi Arabia by a 16-mile causeway.  Bahrain is an Arabic word meaning "Two Seas.” In this case, it refers to the freshwater springs and the islands’ seas. While Arabic is Bahrain's official language, much of the population speaks English as a second language.  Bahrain is home [...]

Bahrain2020-11-11T01:16:11+00:00

Next Level Hip Hop Diplomacy Scholarship

Next Level Next Level is an initiative of the U.S. Department of State, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Meridian International Center. Its mission is to use hip hop music, dance, and art to foster cross-cultural creative exchange in diverse communities. We work to promote understanding and conflict transformation in these audiences and support the professional development of artists in those communities. Next Level brings people together and encourages greater understanding through the universality of music as a form of creative self-expression. It also builds on the historic legacy of [...]

Next Level Hip Hop Diplomacy Scholarship2021-03-13T22:27:02+00:00

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